Lemonpeel Angelfish

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COMMON NAME: Lemonpeel Angelfish

OTHERS: None

SCIENTIFIC: Centropyge flavissima (Cuvier, 1831)

ADULT SIZE: 5.5 in (14cm)

NATURAL LOCATIONS: Indo-Pacific

MINIMUM AQUARIUM SIZE: 20 gal. (76L).

SOCIAL: Can be aggressive to members of its own genus (Centropyge), after it gets established.

DISTICTIVE CHARACTERISTICS: All bright yellow with light blue rings around the eyes and light blue on gill cover and tipped fins.

DIET: Varied diet, containing Spirulina and marine algae, as well as mysid shrimp and other high-quality meaty foods. Feed 2-3 times daily and, ideally, provide live rock for constant grazing.

REEF AQUARIUM BEHAVIOR: Noted to nip at large-polyped stony corals, zoanthids, and tridacnid calm mantles. May also eat soft coral polyps.

CARE IN CAPTIVITY: Needs lots of Live Rock to graze on and likes lots microalgae growth. Two (M-F) or Three (M-F-F) can be kept in a large tank.

(Information provided from a wide range of fish manuals and guides, including web sources)
 

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